1997 Honda Prelude – Paintwork Correction Detail

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The owner of this very rare Honda Prelude contacted me looking to have the paintwork restored to its former glory, the paintwork had certainly seen better days having a large number of fine scratches and oxidation over each panel, with the nearside of the car having had a low quality respray carried at one point in its life resulting in a car lacking any gloss or reflection!

A 2 – 3 stage machine polish was carried out over the course of 40 hours, with some areas requiring wet sanding to level the severe orange peel present.

Following a thorough wash and decontamination process the paintwork restoration began with the bonnet and I worked my backwards.

Deep scratches and swirl marks on the bonnet

After polishing, as you can see in the before pictures there was some deep scratches present, the appearance of these scratches has been greatly reduced, although they are still slightly visible in the after pictures.

 

Before – close up of heavy scratching on the nearside door

After

Before – heavy scratching and swirl marks

After

Orange peel – before

After

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After

Before – close up of the orange peel

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After

Before – scratches, oxidation, and orange peel

After

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After the paintwork was polished and inspected a durable polymer sealant was applied ( Blackfire Wet Diamond) glass sealed, wheels sealed, and the exterior trim dressed.

Thanks for reading

Richard

www.rgkdetailing.co.uk

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